Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en The Internet of Things and You http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/internet-things-and-you <div class="field-byline"> T.C. Doyle </div> <div class="field-deck"> A Penton Technology Channel Group special package on opportunities selling the Internet of Things </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help you better understand the IoT and digitization, the editors at The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud and The WHIR pooled our efforts to create this month’s package devoted to the IoT and you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/internet-things-and-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/internet-things-and-you#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:17:00 +0000 53451 at http://talkincloud.com Top 10 IoT Investors http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/top-10-iot-investors <div class="node-body gallery-body">Vendors like Intel, Google, and Qualcomm have all been part of the surge of investments in Internet of Things companies over the past several years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/top-10-iot-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/top-10-iot-investors#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:17:00 +0000 53441 at http://talkincloud.com Smart City Spotlight: Barcelona http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/smart-city-spotlight-barcelona <div class="field-deck"> Since 2013, Barcelona has made a smart city push, setting an example for smart cities around the world </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to smart cities, Barcelona is often held up as a prime example of how well they can work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/smart-city-spotlight-barcelona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/smart-city-spotlight-barcelona#comments Big Data and Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:33:00 +0000 53371 at http://talkincloud.com Samsung Launches IoT Development Cloud Platform Artik http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/samsung-launches-iot-development-cloud-platform-artik <div class="node-body article-body">Samsung has launched its Artik IoT development cloud platform to commercial availability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/samsung-launches-iot-development-cloud-platform-artik" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/samsung-launches-iot-development-cloud-platform-artik#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:52:00 +0000 53431 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Offers Azure Support Upgrades to Enterprise Users http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-offers-azure-support-upgrades-enterprise-users <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Azure is attempting to entice enterprise commitments by offering free support upgrades to its Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-offers-azure-support-upgrades-enterprise-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-offers-azure-support-upgrades-enterprise-users#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Providers Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:57:00 +0000 53421 at http://talkincloud.com VMware vCloud Air Leader Bill Fathers Leaves: Report http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-vcloud-air-leader-bill-fathers-leaves-report <div class="node-body article-body">Bill Fathers is leaving VMware after three years with the company. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-vcloud-air-leader-bill-fathers-leaves-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-vcloud-air-leader-bill-fathers-leaves-report#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:02:00 +0000 53411 at http://talkincloud.com Google Expands Google Apps Business Offer to Lure Away Office 365 Customers http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-expands-google-apps-business-offer-lure-away-office-365-customers <div class="field-byline"> Rod Trent - Windows IT Pro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Tuesday, Google outlined an expansion of an earlier program that seeks to curb the seemingly mass adoption of Office 365 over its own Google Apps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-expands-google-apps-business-offer-lure-away-office-365-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-expands-google-apps-business-offer-lure-away-office-365-customers#comments Cloud Computing Google Apps vs Office 365 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:26:00 +0000 53401 at http://talkincloud.com Should Sales Education be a Requirement at Business Schools? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/should-sales-education-be-requirement-business-schools <div class="field-deck"> Academia is out of touch with sales. So why is this a problem? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should universities do more to educate students on sales? Educators at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management think so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/should-sales-education-be-requirement-business-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/should-sales-education-be-requirement-business-schools#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Management Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:59:00 +0000 53391 at http://talkincloud.com 7 Questions Prospective Customers will ask about Your Cloud Services http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-questions-prospective-customers-will-ask-about-your-cloud-services <div class="node-body gallery-body">Prospective customers will come to you armed with many questions and in order to close the deal, you must be prepared with the answers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-questions-prospective-customers-will-ask-about-your-cloud-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-questions-prospective-customers-will-ask-about-your-cloud-services#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0000 53381 at http://talkincloud.com Out with the PC: Intel CEO Presents Optimistic Vision for Company Amid Layoffs http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/out-pc-intel-ceo-presents-optimistic-vision-company-amid-layoffs <div class="field-deck"> Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines five core beliefs driving strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A week after announcing that Intel would be cutting 12,000 jobs CEO Brian Krzanich has shared more insight into how these changes will position Intel in the changing tech landscape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/out-pc-intel-ceo-presents-optimistic-vision-company-amid-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/out-pc-intel-ceo-presents-optimistic-vision-company-amid-layoffs#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:29:00 +0000 53361 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Intel CEO Brian&nbsp;Krzanich.</p> (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Foster a Culture of Trust: Tell it Like it Is http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/foster-culture-trust-tell-it-it <div class="field-byline"> Dave Gilbert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you run a company you naturally want to say positive things about the business to everybody. But telling it like it is doesn’t always mean you always have good news to talk about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/foster-culture-trust-tell-it-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/foster-culture-trust-tell-it-it#comments Cloud Computing Management Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:22:00 +0000 53351 at http://talkincloud.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">High tech companies are especially prone to defaulting to low trust environments. Here&#39;s how to fix that.&nbsp;</span></p> Japan, US and Germany Receive Top Marks in Scorecard of Cloud-Friendly Countries http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/japan-us-and-germany-receive-top-marks-scorecard-cloud-friendly-countries <div class="node-body article-body">The national policies relating to cloud computing are furthering the stratification of countries, a study by BSA/The Software Alliance says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/japan-us-and-germany-receive-top-marks-scorecard-cloud-friendly-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/japan-us-and-germany-receive-top-marks-scorecard-cloud-friendly-countries#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:24:00 +0000 53341 at http://talkincloud.com Dropbox Takes on Pesky Device Limits, Brings Cloud Files to Desktop http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dropbox-takes-pesky-device-limits-brings-cloud-files-desktop <div class="field-deck"> Dropbox Project Infinite lets users access all files from the desktop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the cloud offers limitless storage, most devices from which employees access their cloud data, such as laptops or tablets, offer limited storage capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dropbox-takes-pesky-device-limits-brings-cloud-files-desktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dropbox-takes-pesky-device-limits-brings-cloud-files-desktop#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:03:00 +0000 53331 at http://talkincloud.com Top Ten Challenges for Next Generation Partner Ecosystems http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/top-ten-challenges-next-generation-partner-ecosystems <div class="field-byline"> Theresa Caragol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over the coming weeks in my blog posts and at HostingCon July 24-27 in New Orleans, we will explore partnerships and next generation partner ecosystems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/top-ten-challenges-next-generation-partner-ecosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/top-ten-challenges-next-generation-partner-ecosystems#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:30:00 +0000 53321 at http://talkincloud.com IT Channel Partner Saves Dental Practice from Ransomware Attack http://talkincloud.com/blog/it-channel-partner-saves-dental-practice-ransomware-attack <div class="node-body blog-body">Dr. Mark Alexander of Alexander Dental Group will never forget the morning his busy dental practice fell victim to a ransomware attack. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/talkin-cloud-blog">Talkin Cloud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/it-channel-partner-saves-dental-practice-ransomware-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/it-channel-partner-saves-dental-practice-ransomware-attack#comments Guest Bloggers backup and restoration Carbonite dental practice software HIPAA marketing materials ransomeware subsription pricing Talkin Cloud Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:30:00 +0000 53281 at http://talkincloud.com NavLink Joins Asigra Partner Program to Offer Backup as a Service http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/navlink-joins-asigra-partner-program-offer-backup-service <div class="node-body article-body">Managed services provider NavLink has joined the Asigra global partner ecosystem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/navlink-joins-asigra-partner-program-offer-backup-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/navlink-joins-asigra-partner-program-offer-backup-service#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:13:00 +0000 53311 at http://talkincloud.com OpenStack Summit Roundup: News You Need to Know http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/openstack-summit-roundup-news-you-need-know <div class="field-deck"> OpenStack is breaking into new verticals and use cases as adoption grows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 7,000 users of OpenStack will gather this week in Austin as part of the OpenStack Summit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/openstack-summit-roundup-news-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/openstack-summit-roundup-news-you-need-know#comments Cloud Computing Events Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:37:00 +0000 53301 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Thousands of OpenStack users will gather this week in Austin to discuss use cases and new developments.</p> (Mories602/Thinkstock) 5 Cool Cloud Company Offices http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-cool-cloud-company-offices <div class="node-body gallery-body">It's no secret that many tech companies spend a lot of money on their offices to keep employees happy and engaged. Here are 5 cloud company offices worth checking out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-cool-cloud-company-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-cool-cloud-company-offices#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 53291 at http://talkincloud.com Alibaba Cloud and SAP Seek to Dominate Chinese, Asean Markets http://talkincloud.com/talkin-cloud/alibaba-cloud-and-sap-seek-dominate-chinese-asean-markets <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Alibaba Cloud is coming to China thanks to a partnership with SAP China, the company announced on this week.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/talkin-cloud/alibaba-cloud-and-sap-seek-dominate-chinese-asean-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/talkin-cloud/alibaba-cloud-and-sap-seek-dominate-chinese-asean-markets#comments Talkin' Cloud Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:09:00 +0000 53271 at http://talkincloud.com ThinkStock Microsoft Azure Revenue Grew 120 Percent YoY in Q3 Earnings Report http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-azure-revenue-grew-120-percent-yoy-q3-earnings-report <div class="field-deck"> Azure, Office 365 bright spots in Microsoft revenue </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft reported earnings for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, this week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-azure-revenue-grew-120-percent-yoy-q3-earnings-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/microsoft-azure-revenue-grew-120-percent-yoy-q3-earnings-report#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 53261 at http://talkincloud.com VMware to Buyback $1.2 Billion in Shares http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-buyback-12-billion-shares <div class="node-body article-body">VMware (VMW) plans to buy back $1.2 billion in stock to ease the minds of EMC shareholders hesitant about the impending Dell acquisition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-buyback-12-billion-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/vmware-buyback-12-billion-shares#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:13:00 +0000 53251 at http://talkincloud.com Nearly One-Quarter of Data Breaches Caused by Leaked Credentials: CSA http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/nearly-one-quarter-data-breaches-caused-leaked-credentials-csa <div class="field-deck"> Cloud Security Alliance report finds 21 percent of data breaches caused by leaked credentials </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Almost one-quarter of all data breaches are still caused by compromised credentials, according to a report by Cloud Security Alliance, sponsored by Centrify. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/nearly-one-quarter-data-breaches-caused-leaked-credentials-csa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/nearly-one-quarter-data-breaches-caused-leaked-credentials-csa#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:58:00 +0000 53241 at http://talkincloud.com Dell and Red Hat Expand Cloud Partnership with New OpenStack Offering http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dell-and-red-hat-expand-cloud-partnership-new-openstack-offering <div class="node-body article-body">The newest version of Red Hat's OpenStack cloud platform debuted this week</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dell-and-red-hat-expand-cloud-partnership-new-openstack-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/dell-and-red-hat-expand-cloud-partnership-new-openstack-offering#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:23:00 +0000 53231 at http://talkincloud.com Capital One Open Sources Tool to Help Monitor AWS Usage http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/capital-one-open-sources-tool-help-monitor-aws-usage <div class="field-deck"> Capital One made the announcement this week at AWS Summit Chicago </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AWS customer Capital One has released a new open source tool that helps organizations define policies around cloud usage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/capital-one-open-sources-tool-help-monitor-aws-usage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/capital-one-open-sources-tool-help-monitor-aws-usage#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:29:00 +0000 53221 at http://talkincloud.com Startups Have Smaller Gender Wage Gap than Large Corporations: Report http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/startups-have-smaller-gender-wage-gap-large-corporations-report <div class="field-deck"> According to a new report by Hired, men and women in a variety of roles are still not being paid equally </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hired found that 69 percent of the time, men receive higher salary offers than women for the same job title at the same company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/startups-have-smaller-gender-wage-gap-large-corporations-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/startups-have-smaller-gender-wage-gap-large-corporations-report#comments Cloud Computing Management Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:55:00 +0000 53211 at http://talkincloud.com <p>It&#39;s 2016, and there&#39;s still a significant wage gap between men and women in the same roles, according to a report by Hired.</p> Threat Stack Raises $15.3 Million in Series B Funding, Plans New Hires http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/threat-stack-raises-153-million-series-b-funding-plans-new-hires <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud security and compliance management provider Threat Stack has obtained $15.3 million in Series B funding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/threat-stack-raises-153-million-series-b-funding-plans-new-hires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/threat-stack-raises-153-million-series-b-funding-plans-new-hires#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:01:00 +0000 53201 at http://talkincloud.com Intel to Lay Off 12,000 Employees as Focus Shifts to Cloud and IoT http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/intel-lay-12000-employees-focus-shifts-cloud-and-iot <div class="field-deck"> Intel will cut about 11 percent of its total workforce </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Intel is restructuring to move away from manufacturing chips for personal computers to focus on cloud hardware for data centers and the Internet of Things (IoT).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/intel-lay-12000-employees-focus-shifts-cloud-and-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/intel-lay-12000-employees-focus-shifts-cloud-and-iot#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:44:00 +0000 53191 at http://talkincloud.com AWS Summit Chicago: News You Need to Know http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/aws-summit-chicago-news-you-need-know <div class="field-deck"> AWS made a slew of announcements this week at its AWS Summit in Chicago. Here's what you may have missed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A couple of weeks after naming Andy Jassy CEO, AWS made a number of announcements at its AWS Summit Chicago this week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/aws-summit-chicago-news-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/aws-summit-chicago-news-you-need-know#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:57:00 +0000 53171 at http://talkincloud.com Fresh Off Rebrand, Dropsuite Partners with Ingram Micro to Extend Reach http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/fresh-rebrand-dropsuite-partners-ingram-micro-extend-reach <div class="field-deck"> Singapore-based Dropsuite is extending its North American reach with the partnership </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-based backup solutions provider Dropsuite has partnered with Ingram Micro to extend its reach in North America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/fresh-rebrand-dropsuite-partners-ingram-micro-extend-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/fresh-rebrand-dropsuite-partners-ingram-micro-extend-reach#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Cloud Computing Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:46:00 +0000 53161 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Launches Azure Container Service http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-azure-container-service <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Azure Container Service on Tuesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-azure-container-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-open-source/microsoft-launches-azure-container-service#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Open Source Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:59:00 +0000 53151 at http://talkincloud.com